Two games of Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20 concluded today, 23rd January 2020.
Royal College, Colombo vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo
The group ‘A’ fixture was worked out at Army grounds in Panagoda. D.S. Senanayake College won the toss and decided to put runs on board first. The senior-most campaigner of the team Tiron Baskaran played a stellar knock worth 97 runs to put D.S ahead in the contest. Left-arm spinner Gishan Balasooriya was the pick of the bowling for Royal College as he ended the innings with figures of 5 for 43. D.S. Senanayake College was in a comfortable position scoring 213 runs in 53.5 overs.
Royal College were in a spot of difficulty at the close of play on day-one with 130 runs on board for the loss of 5 wickets. But, Prashan Kalhara came to the rescue with the bat. The lower-order batsman who is a frontline off-spinner, scored a fighting 88 runs to give Royal the big target they needed on board. Harindu Palihawadana partnered up with Kalhara in the cause, scoring a vital 77 runs. Saniru Dissanayake was the star for D.S as he picked up 6 for 49.
Skipper, Muditha Lakshan led the fightback for D.S and scored a brilliant hundred for no avail. Muditha made 124 runs while Teron missed out on a hundred yet again scoring 73 runs. D.S. Senanayake College were at 270 for 7 by close of play.
D.S. Senanayake College 213 (53.5) Teron Baskaran 97, Gaviru Sehath 31, Gishan Balasuriya 5/43, Prashan Kalhara 2/49, Thevindu Senarathne 2/32 & 270/7 (45.3) Muditha Lakshan 124, Teron Baskaran 73, Amitha Dabare 29, Thevindu Senarathna 2/18, Gishan Balasooriya 2/50
Royal College 323 (84.3) Prashan Kalhara 88, Harindu Palihawadana 77, Tithira Weerasinghe 45, Kaushan Kulasuriya 37, Dasis Manchanayake 29, Saniru Dissanayaka 6/49, Sasika Chandeera 2/56
MATCH DRAWN (ROYAL COLLEGE WON FIRST INNING POINTS)
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs De Mazenod College, Kandana
Maris Stella College hosted De Mazenod College in a tournament fixture at Kadirana grounds in Negombo. They won the toss and opted to bat first. The stay at the crease was very brief for Maris Stella as they were bowled out for 112 runs in 26 overs. Pramod Rajamunindra was the man responsible for the chaos in Maris Stella line up as he picked up 5 wickets for 27 runs.
Mazenod skipper, Nimna Fernando topped the batting card for De Mazenod as he scored a well-made half-century. Thilina Perera led the bowling for Maris Stella with a fifer to his name as De Mazenod ended their innings with 174 runs on the board.
14 overs were played in the Maris Stella second-innings on day-one in which the boys from Negombo scored 49 runs for the loss of wickets.
Coming out on day-two the Negombo school went on to make 211 runs for the loss of 8 wickets and declared their innings. Pasindu Perera top-scored with a late bloomed 60 while skipper Naveen Fernando made a valiant 47.
Right-arm offie, Pramod Rajamunindra wrapped a match-bag of 10 wickets with a wrecking fifer in the second innings.
The Mazenodians scored 84 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the rest of the formalities in which Nimna Fernando remained unbeaten with 60 runs to his name.
Maris Stella College 112 (26) Naveen Fernando 27, Pasindu Perera 20, Pramod Rajamunindra 5/27, Asitha Silva 3/19, Sihina Sithumina 2/35 & 211/8d (68) Pasindu Perera 60, Naveen Fernando 47, Tharindu Maduwantha 52, Pramod Rajamunindra 5/65, Sihina Sithumina 2/34
De Mazenod College 174 (51) Nimna Fernando 54, Lester Jayaweera 23, Mithul Senarath 21, Thilina Perera 5/56, Ashane Fernando 3/53, Saveen Fernando 2/26 & 86/4 (33) Nimna Fernando 60*, Thilina Perera 3/40
MATCH DRAWN (DE MAZENOD COLLEGE WON FIRST INNING POINTS)
Few other games got underway around the isle today.
Isipathana College, Colombo vs Mahanama College, Colombo
Isipathana College 218/10 (80.4) Leshan Amarasinghe 53, Mandeepa Gunasekara 36, Dinath Dissanayake 35, Savindu Uthsara 27, Lisura Vinath 21, Achintha Supun 4/71, Oshen Gamage 2/44, Sadishan Chamodya 2/22
Mahanama College 43/0 (17)Pulshan Rohana 27
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy vs St. Anthony’s College, Kandy
St. Sylvesters College 181/9 (91) Malik Lakshan 26, Chandula Jayakodi 25, Kaveesha Dulanjana 4/60, Romesh Suranga 4/57
St. Anthony’s College
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Thurstan College, Colombo
St. Thomas’ College 107 (47.3) Sanchitha Ranasinghe 30, Woshitha Amarasinghe 35, Yohan Liyanage 5/17, Prasanna Pushpakumara 3/22, Punthila Samantha 2/24
Thurstan College 172/6 (43.4) Jayavihan Mahavithana 85, Ranesh Silva 45*, Thineth Sithara 3/50
STUMPS – DAY 1